Not sure about you guys, but we can hardly believe the first month of 2015 is almost over! The new year started off with a bang as Botkier NY took to the slopes for our first ever Sundance film festival. We were so honored to bring a little bit of New York to Park City, Utah, as part of the Talent Resources celebrity gifting suites – and did we mention we were the only handbag brand there?! Needless to say, by the end of the week-long trip, that town was covered in Botkier NY. The scene, held at the Blue Iguana on Main Street, combined well-known names and fresh faces alike, all looking to take in the fresh Park City air (and maybe some snow activities too…). Main Street boasts some of the most amazing shops, restaurants, and homes we’ve ever seen and the snowy mountain backdrop was unreal – we’re obviously used to big city life.
From Friday through Sunday, the suite was a whirlwind of interviews, meet-and-greets, and fighting the urge to want to be bff with some of our favorite celebs (see Jake Johnson, AKA Nick from New Girl…AH!). Hundreds of people stopped by wanting to learn about the brand and sneak a peek at the gorgeous bags we brought along from the Fall and Holiday collections.
There were some very excited squeals as Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2) made her way over to the booth, rocking a super cool skull + crossbone sweater with her leather pants. Hailee was so excited about her new purple Leroy crossbody that she immediately put it on and wore it throughout the suite. Hailee also took a moment to catch up with Sundance newbie, Haley Lu Richardson (The Bronze), who was also browsing the goods and ended up picking our Warren Shoulder bag in Camel.
For all the Once Upon A Time fans out there, Jennifer Morrison stopped by to pick up our Gansevoort clutch in navy blue, while Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) went for a grey Logan tote and red Leroy clutch from Fall. Gina also caught up with Rapper Makonnen (Cue: Goin UP, on a Tuesday!) while in the Botkier suite.
There were even a few gentlemen that stopped by to pick up something for the lovely ladies in their lives. Both Kellan Lutz (Twilight) and Lil’ Jon (YEAHHHH!) picked up the Delancey satchel in black, New Girl star Jake Johnson picked up the Soho tote in olive for his wife (awwwwww).
Hope to see you next year Park City!